2018 WLA Awards


The annual World Landscape Architecture Awards seeks to honour landscape architects around the world for their outstanding work and promote the profession across the world. The Awards endeavour to recognise innovative work (conceptual and built) by landscape architects. World Landscape Architecture seeks to provide the opportunity for landscape architects from all countries to be recognised on the world stage by their profession.


Jurors will be requested to assess entrants in the following four (4) categories:

– Built Design Award – Small Scale – eligible entries are built project that are under 1,000 square metres (approximately 10,700 square feet)

– Built Design Award – Large Scale – eligible entries are built project that are over 1,000 square metres  (approximately 10,700 square feet)

– Conceptual Award – eligible entries are any non-realised or soon to be realised design

– Student Award – eligible entries are Design or Research projects that were completed during an undergraduate or graduate degree.

The Editor also reserves the right to select one project that they deem to be the winner of the WLA Editor’s Award.

Jurors will also be requested to assess the winners of four categories using three criteria and score points. The highest scoring project will be awarded the Award of Excellence and the second highest will receive a Merit Award.


Each category will be awarded the following

– Award of Excellence (only 1 per category) – receive a plaque and full feature in WLA Awards Magazine.

– Merit Award (only 1 per category) – receive an award and published in WLA Awards Magazine.



November 20 – Awards open

Submissions – CLOSED

March 12 – Shortlist Announced

April 10 – Awards winners published online and in a WLA Award Magazine.


WLA is very proud to announce the five world-renowned jurors for 2018, who have experience in working in different parts of the world as landscape architects and designers.

Cheryl Barton, FASLA, FAAR, is the Founder and Director of O|CB Studio in San Francisco, USA
Cheryl leads the firm in the planning and design of revitalization strategies for urban and ecological systems – green infrastructure, parks and public places, institutional campuses, and water-edge landscapes.

Isabel Zempel, ASLA is a Principal at Sasaki in Watertown, USA.
Isabel has led the design of high profile projects around the world, including award-winning civic and cultural landscape work in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Nadia Amoroso, PhD, ASLA is a faculty member at the University of Guelph, Department of Landscape, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.
She was the Lawrence Halprin Fellow at Cornell University and the Garvan Chair Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas. She holds a PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London,  and degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design from the University of Toronto.

Peter Chmiel CMLI, is a Director of Grant Associates in Bath, UK
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in landscape architecture his particular interest is the promotion of design quality and technical innovation through the synergy of landscape, architecture, nature, community, and place.

Simon Morrison MSILA, is Director of ICN DESIGN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS in Singapore.
From both public and private sectors across the globe, seeing through the implementation of numerous public realm, residential, commercial, tourism, and master-planning projects provides Simon with valuable insights and experience in the value of landscape across different climates, cultures and conditions.